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  • MATV

    Master Antenna (Aerial) Television system - Used in apartment 
    buildings, exhibition centres, hospitals, hotels and other multi user 
    places, one large antenna serves an entire building distributing to 
    every apartment, room or area.

  • Microwave

    Any electromagnetic wave of microwave frequency having a wavelength 
    from 30cm to 1mm used in many areas of signal broadcast within 
    television or aviation. Also commonly known and used in the domestic 
    and commercial kitchen environment for rapid cooking.

  • Modulation

    The process or result of changing data into information carrying signals 
    for transmission and/or recording.

  • Monitor

    Commonly known as a TV without programme channels. Widely used 
    in many areas of commercial and business communication and the 
    desktop computer. Higher quality than a standard TV with direct 
    connections via inputs and outputs for audio and video components
    avoiding the need for signal degrading conversion of standard 
    RF signals.

  • Monochrome

    Single colour in a range of tones usually used to indicate black and white.

  • MPEG

    Motion Picture Experts Group - Standard setting group which has 
    developed video compression standards that are being used in satellite 
    & cable TV, multimedia, digital & high definition TV and other applications 
    in the world of communications. (See Video Compression).

  • MUSE

    Multiple sub-Nyquist Sampling Encoding - A term originally used for a 
    transmission scheme developed by NHK, the Japanese broadcast 
    authority, specifically for DBS transmission of HDTV.

  • Mute Muting

    Control that reduces or eliminates audio level on TVs and other products. 
    Also refers to automatic silencing or reduction of audio during function 
    changes, e.g., sound is muted in VCR special effects modes.

  • Moire

    Dictionary meaning - [mwarei] adj. having a watered or wavelike pattern

    Within LCD it is usually a result from interference patterns caused by the 
    pitch or angle mismatch between the LCD panel and LCD backlight. 
    When this phenomenon happens, the brightness rises and falls thus 
    producing a wavelike pattern on the screen.

  • Mura

    This refers to a local or large area non-uniformity over the whole screen 
    of plasma or LCD. Is more apparent with darker colours. 
    More pronounced on earlier generation products.